Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or PTX (Point Cloud) model files to a standard 3MF (3D Manufacturing Format) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing.
To convert your PTX file click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a 3MF file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the PTX to 3MF conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PTX to 3MF.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your PTX file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the PTX to 3MF conversion has completed, you can download your 3MF file straight away.
We aim to process all PTX to 3MF conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.
We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the PTX file you submit to us. The resulting 3MF file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our PTX to 3MF tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.
Full Name: Point Cloud
Type: 3D Model
Mime Type: text/plain
Full Name: 3D Manufacturing Format
Type: 3D Model
Mime Type: application/vnd.ms-package.3dmanufacturing-3dmodel+xml
The PTX is a 3D file format used for representing 3D Point Clouds. The format contains only positional information (X, Y, Z coordinates) for the individual points. The format is often used for digital elevation modelling of terrain for later processing in 3D modelling applications.
As the format only contains positional information a common task is to convert this into a fully surfaced 3D model using methods such as Alpha Shapes or Delaunay Triangulation. The format can also be viewed without further processing in its raw format.
3MF files are a modern 3D file format designed specifically for use with 3D printable models (additive manufacturing). It was designed to be the successor to the popular legacy STL format (also a common format in 3D printing) to overcome the limitations of that format.
The format of 3MF files is XML based that are compressed with the standard Zip file compression resulting in small, easily transferable files. The format supports 3D meshes along with associated materials and textures all contained within the Zip file.
The PTX file format was designed to store vertex information only to allow the construction of simple Point Cloud models.
3MF files support material and color information. If your uploaded model contains color information our tool will attempt to save this in the 3MF file at the end of the conversion process. Texture information is not supported at this time.